Chapter 11 “Evolution of Health Care Policy: Deconstructing Divergent Approaches” emphasizes the thoughts and opinions of health care in Canada and the United States of America through psychological interpretations. Canada and the United States of America both hold comparable objectives in their health care systems such as; their country’s social protection, restructuring, and efficiency. There are two main sectors into which the health care systems divide their health insurance into; ‘liberalism’ in which the citizen’s freedom and equality is prioritized and has inadequate government concern associated. And ‘socialism’, in which their main goal is to make their country politically accountable.
Chapter 11 consists of a consistent political perspective in which it displays that policy changes are primarily based on new laws and regulations that are passed by the dominating government leaders in each country. This chapter further elaborates on chapter 10 from “Staying Alive” and compares the health care systems in Canada and the United States of America. It was mentioned that Canada was able to successfully attain universal coverage whereas; America was not as it rather depends on insurance coverage that the citizens purchase. Finally, one foremost important issue discussed in this chapter was the continued challenges both the countries, specifically America who worry about their citizen’s increased health care assistance due to their private insurance policies. After completing this reading, unlike the previous chapter read, I was far more shocked to learn about all the unexpected difficulties and challenges Canada and the United States of America face when constructing health care policies.
This chapter made me realize the major complications and differences of the provided health care policies in both Canada and America that I was not aware of prior to reading this context in this course.